Vintage Black Beaded Lace Dress Size Large XL
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a vintage dress made with a lovely quality beaded lace fabric. The dress is seamstress made, so it is a little difficult to date. The beaded lace is lined with a white synthetic fabric, which in turn is lined with a black acetate. The fabrics used for lining have the feel of 80s or 90s era material, so I would have to guess that the dress is from that time frame. The beaded lace would have been a very expensive fabric to buy at that time, so this would have been a quite costly dress to produce. In fact, I don’t think that fabric like that is easily available after the 90s as it would be cost prohibitive. The dress is made in a simple easy to wear style. It has a scoop neckline, short sleeves, defined waist and is made in a knee length. The back has a lower cut scoop and a centre kick pleat at the bottom. Please note that the dress was too large for my mannequin, so was pinned back. The neckline, sleeves and hemline are trimmed in a band comprised of black bugle beads. The sequins and beads are quite brilliant on this dress. It does up with a nylon zipper at the back.
Label: None as this was seamstress made. The dress is very well made.
Size: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a large size, please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the style of the dress into account:
Shoulders: 17” from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeves: 11” from the shoulder/sleeve seam
Bust: 42” around
Waist: 34" around
Hips: 42” around
Length: 37“, measured lying flat
Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, staining or odour. This dress looks like it saw little use and was well stored over the years.
This is a really striking dress - brilliant beadwork and lovely lace fabric, this is sure to be noticed!